Flying IoT Introduces New Opportunities, Security Vulnerabilities

By Cheryl Ajluni | Keysight Technologies
Jan 28, 2021 12:00 PM ET
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Times have changed in the amazing world of IoT. What once was a new and compelling idea has quickly worked its way into the hearts and minds of consumers everywhere. From wearable devices such as the Fitbit and pet trackers to smart cows and smart farming, IoT is now taking to the sky.

Flying IoT is essentially drones fully equipped with network connectivity capabilities. These devices mark a new frontier for smart devices — one that comes with a host of challenges. One key challenge for flying IoT is security. The security vulnerabilities go far beyond a consumer’s smart device unknowingly being used in a botnet distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

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